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Manager Manufacturing

in this role you have the overall responsibility for the manufacturing process and is liable for compliance with all applicable regulations related to manufacturing activities (e.g. 21 cfr 820, 

iso 13485 etc.). to be successful in this role it is important to have in depth understanding of manufacturing processes as well as experience from change management. in addition you must have a commercial mindset and actively strive for and identify improvements of the manufacturing process including measurement as well as follow-up. expectations are that you have a high personal drive and justify proposed solutions with business cases which support the investment or resource allocation.

the person we are searching for must have a proven track record in successful implementation of productivity improvements, root-cause analysis and problem solving, new technologies and organizational improvements. focus area is to develop and ensure an organization working with an efficient and effective process. consequently it is it is important that you can operate in an international matrix organization, and act as liaison between site management and the international galderma manufacturing organization as well as other stakeholders.

the position is based in the uppsala site and reports to the plant director. the manufacturing organization currently consists of approximately 90 employees whereof 6 direct reports.

we offer

this is a demanding and varied position in an exciting international context. galderma is characterized by an open and competitive atmosphere. in order to align with the organization you must enjoy working in a dynamic, successful culture with very high ambitions. for the right person there are many interesting career opportunities, both in sweden and internationally.


  • experience from a senior position in a manufacturing organization
  • well versed in manufacturing processes
  • leadership
  • experience of working in an international, matrix organization in a highly competitive industry
  • experience from working with lean methodology – continuous improvement mind-set
  • academic degree

personal characteristics

  • proactive mindset with “can do attitude”
  • energetic, enthusiastic and results-orientated
  • impacts and influences - uses indirect or strongly influential strategies
  • innovative – proposes creative ideas
  • strategic vision - push forward change agenda/continues improvement
  • inter-personal skills – able to build strong relationships internally and with all key 
    stakeholders, comfortable in a matrix environment
  • mature leader – ”lead by example”

for further information about the position, please contact per jerndahl, tel. +46 72 301 47 99 or
johanna bogren tel. +46 76 308 46 83 at k2 search ab.
all applications and contacts are confidential. we want your application as soon as possible, since selection starts instantly. please submit your application at: www.k2search.se


galderma is a global company founded in 1981 committed to delivering innovative medical solutions to meet the dermatological needs of people throughout their lifetime while serving healthcare professionals around the world. the company has 33 wholly-owned affiliates with a worldwide network of distributors and approximately 5,500 employees. galderma’s extensive product portfolio is available in 80 countries and treats a range of dermatological conditions including: acne, rosacea, onychomycosis, psoriasis & steroid-responsive dermatoses, pigmentary disorders, skin cancer and medical solutions for skin senescence. 

with approximately 19% of revenues invested each year to discover and develop new products and access innovative technologies, the company is one of the world’s leading investors in dermatology r&d. five state-of-the-art r&d centers and five manufacturing sites are dedicated to providing a wide range of innovative medical solutions which meet the highest standards of safety and efficacy.

for more information, please visit galderma’s website: www.galderma.com

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